Does Anything Eat Wasps? : And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask by New Scientist
Ever wonder which alcohols tend to give the worst hangovers (hint: clearer alcohols have less of a kick..)? Why your legs will feel stiffer two days after heavy exercise rather than the next day?I didn’t know what to expect (I received this book as a gift) but I *did* enjoy it. The answers, rather than coming from the editors or writers of “New Scientist” magazine come from the readers. There is a lot of expertise out in the world. There are more smart and learned people than “New Scientist” could ever hope to hire, so why not take advantage of that fact and let this diverse group of folks actually respond to the questions themselves?Sometimes the answers seem a little condescending (maybe that’s the British way?) but most of them are enlightening.
A worthwhile read – perfect for that last bastion of privacy.. the loo!